Smartpen Is a Smart Choice
Taping and transcribing
presentations and briefings is so tedious. It's like attending the same meeting twice. But Livescribe Inc.'s Smartpen
promises to change all that.
With a feature called "Paper Replay,"
the pen records audio while you take notes. And here's the wow factor: It digitally syncs audio with your handwriting. Later, when you pass the pen over a word you've written, the pen replays what was said at the time. While this handy scribe tool, which costs about $200, won't be available until later this year, I'm already getting the word out.
Shamus McGillicuddy, a former news writer for SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com, is now news editor for SearchNetworking.com. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was first published in August 2007